A Philebrity Passes,....
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized Monday in Kennett Square, Pa., after an eight-month battle to regain his health captured the hearts of America in a way that hasn't been seen in the racing world since Seabiscuit and Secretariat.
"His memory will live forever," Alex Waldrop, CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, said in a statement to FOXNews.com. "America’s compassion and love for Barbaro speak to the incredible bond that people share with thoroughbreds and our sport."
Barbaro finally succumbed to complications from his gruesome breakdown at last year's Preakness.
"Certainly, grief is the price we all pay for love," said co-owner Gretchen Jackson at a news conference.
"We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain," husband Roy Jackson said earlier. "It was the right decision, it was the right thing to do. We said all along if there was a situation where it would become more difficult for him then it would be time."
A series of ailments, including laminitis in the left rear hoof and a recent abscess in the right rear hoof, proved too much for the gallant colt.
The TrekMedic muses:
A few thoughts:
First - any truth to the rumor that the guys from Pat's Steaks were hanging around the New Bolton Center today?